FromSoftware's attempt at making a ''NinjaGaiden'' [[FollowTheLeader killer.]] In [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2015]] an infestation of parasites develop in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]. A special group of international operatives was called in to stop them. You play as a ninja named Ken Ogawa, fighting off the hordes of strange mutants infesting Tokyo. It features many over-the-top elements and is generally quite fun to play, but was overshadowed by most other releases at the time.

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!!Tropes used in ''Ninja Blade'':
* ActionCommands: The game took a critical drubbing because of its over-reliance of Quick Time Events to do ''anything''; jumping out of windows, killing bosses, ''walking down a hallway,'' etc.
** It also has [[AntiFrustrationFeature Anti-Frustration Features]] specifically for the [=QTEs=]. First, the player can adjust the difficulty of them independently of the combat difficulty. Secondly, the longer [=QTEs=] have sequences inside them, so if you fail a command, you just go back to the beginning of the current sequence.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Kuroh Sakamoto...who, unsurprisingly, turns out to be evil by the end of the first chapter.
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler: Michael Wilson Senior]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: African-American ninja Andy is the first named character to die.
* BladeRun: Used in conjunction with a NinjaRun to trigger the finishing move on the second to last boss.
* {{BFS}}: The Stonerender Sword and [[spoiler:Moonlight Sword]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Ken Ogawa is half-Japanese, half-American. It's also reflected in his name.
* CosmeticAward: Including a [[TechnicolorNinjas clown suit]].
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: Every time you deplete a boss' life meter.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: Mission 7.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: It took some help from having special blood, and [[spoiler: an ArchnemesisDad who was FightingFromTheInside all along]], but Ken Ogawa ends up slaying the core consciousness of the parasites.
* FaceHeelTurn: Kuroh Sakamoto and Kanbe Ogawa--[[TheRival Ken's rival]] and [[ArchnemesisDad father,]] respectively--in the ''first damn chapter.''
** GoodAllAlong: Later, however, it turns out that [[spoiler: Kanbe Ogawa ''deliberately'' allowed himself to be infected in order to find the core of the parasitic consciousness.]]
* FanDisservice: Three words: tentacle monster panties
* FieldOfBlades: Where you fight the FinalBoss. It doubles as a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
* GiantEnemyCrab
* GiantSpider: The second boss, Arachne.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The Shinobi Moji.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Well, riding a Striker on live TV sure qualifies, if crushing giant spiders with a demolition ball or stopping a crashing plane only with bare hands wasn't enough.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Ninja Blade, obviously.
* LargeHam: Any infected character that speaks takes this one UpToEleven.
* MythologyGag: One of the secret weapons you can unlock after finding all 8 Shinobi Moji is [[spoiler:The Moonlight Sword, which has appeared in nearly every single From Software game since its debut in ''King's Field'' (including the Armored Core games, where it was a laser blade instead of a normal sword.)]]
** Also, from the manual, Special Agent Michael Wilson, the same name as the President from ''MetalWolfChaos'', before he became president.
* {{Ninja}}: ''Duh''
* NinjaRun: Once again, ''duh.''
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Apparently, true ninja don't even need ''parachutes'' when diving out of a plane.
* PressXToNotDie: One-third of the game.
* PuppeteerParasite: The mutants and other infectoids are all created from hookworms infesting humans...and, in some cases, even ''machinery,'' as the Slime Chopper demonstrates.
* RuleOfCool: Riding a missile shot by a mutant-infested helicopter ''right back at it,'' leaping hundreds of stories in the air only to harmlessly land because of some improbable acrobatics, fighting giant worms the size of skyscrapers...and the list just keeps going on.
* TakingYouWithMe: Kuroh Sakamoto, to Ken after their duel courtesy of [[ActionBomb a bomb in his gut.]] It doesn't work, as Ken leaps clear before the explosion.
* TokenMinority: Andy Walker, the African-American man of the team.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: This whole mess takes place in Tokyo, and a big deal is made out of how catastrophic it would be if it had to be nuked to stop the parasitic outbreak.
* TheTokyoFireball: in the bad ending.
* WallJump
* ZombieApocalypse: The parastic worms that infect humans invoke this...
** OurZombiesAreDifferent: ...only with the sorts of freakish mutations you'd find in the more dangerous creatures from the [[VideoGame/Resident Evil]] series.
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